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Obama - "Trying everything" except vacuuming oil spill from sea like Saudis did
Sodahead ^ | 5/27/2010 | staff

Posted on 05/27/2010 10:06:42 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus

VACUUM AND SUCK THE OIL OUT OF THE GULF NOW!!!

In 1993, a massive 800 million gallon oil spill happened in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco successfully cleaned up that spill. The lead engineer that cleaned that spill was an American engineer who worked for Aramco. His name is Nick Pozzi and is based currently based in Houston. Apparently Pozzi offered his solution to BP and Coast Guard and they promptly dismissed his solution. Was it too expensive?

It's a lot simpler to understand than the top kill. It simply requires oil tankers equipped with giant vacuums (think a massive wet/dry shop vac) to suck the oil and water into oil tankers. Using a centrifuge, the tankers have the capability to separate the oil and water. The water is filtered and sent back to the ocean. The oil is recovered and processed as usual.

The method has been validated by John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil. So why are we not trying it? Nobody seems to know.

In the Saudi disaster, Pozzi claimed 85% of the oil was recovered and was still usable.

Last night, President Obama was in my home town and I was listening to him. He said, "...We're trying everything."

Categorically not true, Mr. President.

Now I know that the White House aka the Executive Office of the President reads my blog. I know for a fact that someone in the White House is reading this blog. OK, how about trying commandeering tankers and vacuum the oil out.

WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT DONE

Oil has now hit Louisiana. It is no longer an abstract concept. Birds, marine life and wild life are dying. Livelihoods are being destroyed today and more are threatened.

1) Use the US Navy and the rest of the military to nationalize or commandeer oil tankers within our territorial waters. There are several oil tankers in US watersTODAY but they are mostly full because they are being used as holding tanks by the oil companies to hold oil till the prices go up.

2) Empty all the tankers we can find into the national oil reserve as soon as humanly possible.

3) Equip the tankers if they do not have the vacuums with the necessary suction equipment. My understanding though is most oil tankers have the vacuum capability.

4) Use Defense Department, NASA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's precise satellite capabilities to guide the tankers into strategic zones that could prevent crude from hitting shores.

5) Deploy all the tankers we can find to vacuum out the sea water and oil out.

Mr. President... you said you tried everything. No you have not. You said you will spare no expense.

Well?


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bp; bpspill; johnhofmeister; oilspill; sodahead
Obama has done zero. He was spinning so much that the press room turned into a giant centrifuge. There were finally some tough questions asked, and clearly there are ready made solutions that he has not tried. He must have been cramming for a week though since he did have some facts without using a teleprompter.

Secondly, he "mis-spoke" when he said this never happened before, look up the Ixtoc Well disaster in 1979 in the Gulf of Mexico. Very similar to the current spill and it is obvious that people did not learn Jack Spit about how to solve it, since it was the same drilling company. BP gets two smacks for being stupid. Ixtoc was finally solved by drilling a relief well after 3 million barrels were spilled. That should make you feel great.

1 posted on 05/27/2010 10:06:42 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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To: Titus-Maximus

Obama just wants the issue. He could care less about the damage the oil does.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 10:11:43 PM PDT by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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To: Titus-Maximus
" He was spinning so much that the press room turned into a giant centrifuge."

Hilarious and completely accurate. Obowmao was spinning so fast he couldn't keep up with his own lies and distortions.

3 posted on 05/27/2010 10:13:38 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Paper towels? Kitty litter? Tampons? Wet dry vacs? Michelle’s booby belts?


4 posted on 05/27/2010 10:13:55 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Titus-Maximus
Surface oil spills are relatively easy to clean up. Small areas are easier to clean up than massive ones.

I mean, seriously, the oil travels no less than one mile through water before it can possibly reach the surface, and more likely, travels much further than that before reaching the surface.

The vacuum idea is great, for another disaster.

5 posted on 05/27/2010 10:15:29 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

It's time to commence 'OPERATION VACU-SUCK!'

6 posted on 05/27/2010 10:16:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Titus-Maximus

so are we seeing a deliberate scenario to prolong damage to theHomeland by treasonous WH?


7 posted on 05/27/2010 10:17:58 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: kingu
There's plenty on the surface according to someone who took a pic from a commercial plane.

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8 posted on 05/27/2010 10:20:23 PM PDT by CajunConservative (Shut Up Mary!)
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To: Titus-Maximus
The Commies in the White House has been praying to their false God for the Oil to hit shore. It makes a much better Photo Op that they can use to punish the Oil Industry and take over more of the Economy.

You can't let a good crisis go to waste you know.

9 posted on 05/27/2010 10:20:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

The Commies in the White House HAVE been praying to their false God for the Oil to hit shore. It makes a much better Photo Op that they can use to punish the Oil Industry and take over more of the Economy.
You can’t let a good crisis go to waste you know.

Oops...


10 posted on 05/27/2010 10:21:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

So it’s a Pozzi scheme? I think Tim Geithner is in charge of those.


11 posted on 05/27/2010 10:22:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Titus-Maximus
This is going to forever damage Obummer. All of these people are going to show examples everyday of how things could have been handled competently. His PR spectacle was a massive fail today.
12 posted on 05/27/2010 10:26:20 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Titus-Maximus

lol...let’s not get logical


13 posted on 05/27/2010 10:32:28 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: CajunConservative

Plenty on the surface, many times plenty below the surface.

This isn’t your father’s oil spill.


14 posted on 05/27/2010 10:37:22 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

He wanted the well saved. It is now apparent that that option is off the table.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 10:43:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: garyhope

One word (or is it?):
Shamwow.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 10:46:08 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

Oh God, I love ShamWOW! and their cheesy commercials and spokesman.

That guy made a pile of money from Shamwow, it hasn’t been to Vietnam, but it’s made in Germany and everyone knows the Germans make great stuff.

He’s making another pile from SlapChop.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 11:06:44 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Obummer sucks.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 11:13:13 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Enterprise; Titus-Maximus; All

While blame is being tossed about, check out this link. In additon to the big three, BP, Transocean, Halliburton, it also seems a supplier fell down on the job failing to deliver stuff that Halliburton needed for safe cement work. This, however, apparently did not stop H from attempting to do their part of the job anyway.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704269204575270320416130984.html?ru=MKTW&mod=MKTW#articleTabs%3Dcomments


19 posted on 05/27/2010 11:30:21 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Titus-Maximus

New greeting used at the White House: “How’s that oil flowing for ya?”


20 posted on 05/27/2010 11:35:34 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

They most likely refused him because what he does works. Why let a crisis go to waste?


21 posted on 05/28/2010 12:05:43 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Titus-Maximus

“trying everything”... a month late.

nice work. thanks for showing up.

well, until friday, when you go on your second vacation in a month... don’t want to get over worked or stressed or anything.


22 posted on 05/28/2010 12:07:50 AM PDT by sten
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To: Titus-Maximus
The entire US would look like the pits of Chicago if this lazy butt admin were allowed to "govern" for long.

All they have is a lot of hot air and piles of commie legislation someone drug out of the 1920's.

23 posted on 05/28/2010 12:26:38 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Titus-Maximus

I think he’s doing nothing on purpose. It is his passive aggressive war on the South; he’s playing Lincoln like he promised.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 12:51:29 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: J Edgar
>"so are we seeing a deliberate scenario to prolong damage to theHomeland by treasonous WH?"

Uh, yeah!

A disastrous spill, a disastrous photo op, a disastrous energy policy, a disastrous administration!

25 posted on 05/28/2010 1:26:50 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Obamalama dingdong said when he was campaigning that he was going to lower the sea levels.

“Lower the damn sea!”.

That’d make fixing it a whole lot easier. Bummer’s fault!


26 posted on 05/28/2010 3:01:35 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Skimmers have been working this spill since the first few days. They do “vacuum” the surface.


27 posted on 05/28/2010 6:00:27 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gleeaikin
"Members of the House Appropriations Committee questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about the Minerals Management Service, following his disclosure that MMS director Elizabeth Birnbaum, head of the embattled agency responsible for the safety of offshore drilling operations, had resigned."

I wonder what qualified this woman for the job. Maybe she had extensive experience working on oil rigs? Perhaps she was a wildcatter? Or she had designed and overseen the manufacturing and installing of vital safety devices relating to the oil industry? I just couldn't imagine that she was given the appointment because she was anti big oil or she believed in green energy.

28 posted on 05/28/2010 6:11:00 AM PDT by Enterprise (Katrina was rough. The BP blowout is Katrina on steroids. Deal with it libs.)
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